Donegal Priest: national policy on school uniforms could ease First Communion financial pressure

Fr James Sweeney
Fr James Sweeney

A Donegal priest says a nationwide policy of children making their First Communion or Confirmation in school uniforms should be considered.

Its after the Government confirmed that grants for religious ceremonies are to be discontinued - more then 12,500 families availed of the grant last year

A recent survey by EBS showed that parents expect to spend 573 euro on average on First Communions this year.

Fr James Sweeney says a national policy on uniforms would ease at least some of that financial pressure:

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